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September 25, 2016

Volunteers to hit the beaches today to search for more tar balls

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  • t14wagner posted at 4:33 pm on Mon, Mar 31, 2014.

    t14wagner Posts: 26

    Saw oil on the West End today (Bermuda Beach) while jogging at noon. East of Pabst Rd entrance, along a stretch of 300 yards or so. Not heavy, but definitely patches along the high tide line.

  • Stan Miller posted at 12:58 pm on Mon, Apr 4, 2016.

    Milleradjuster Posts: 1

    I've been working on Oil Spill Claims now for almost six years. I am still working on Claims, and have a few paid. But, I can't figure out the hold up on the others.
    Stan Miller

  • Carlos Ponce posted at 2:20 pm on Mon, Apr 4, 2016.

    carlosrponce Posts: 6189

    "Tar balls have been washing up on Texas beaches at least since the days of the Karankawa Indians, who used them to waterproof baskets and pottery. Today the tar ball can be found on the feet of almost anyone who spends an afternoon on a Texas beach. In seaside towns such as Galveston, children are taught early that after a trip to the beach they must not step on the floor before applying kerosene to their feet. Some coastal hotels even provide their guests with complimentary oil-cutting solvents to remove the tar (baby oil, suntan oil, and peanut butter also do the trick)."

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